The Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to do away with the police and replace then with “safety officers.”
The safety officers will carry no weapons but will be carrying a huge target in the middle of their backs. They won’t even be allowed to tote a knife to a gunfight.
My guess is that the new safety officers will attempt to reason with the criminals and try to get them to join in on a resounding rendition of Kumbaya.
Hand out free tickets to midnight basketball games and the handing out of daisies.
The council did not make the move law or even possible over the next fifty years. They did it with a nonbinding resolution that isn’t worth the paper it is written on.
A resolution just means it’s something that you may try to do in the future but does not actually require you to do ever.
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Five council members said in the resolution:
“The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, by Minneapolis police officers is a tragedy that shows that no amount of reforms will prevent lethal violence and abuse by some members of the Police Department against members of our community, especially Black people and people of color.”
Protesters booed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Saturday after he wouldn’t say he would abolish the city’s police department.
Protesters began chanting, “Go home Jacob, go home! Go home Jacob, go home!”
“Go home,” protesters yell at Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey because he said he doesn’t want to defund the police
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 6, 2020
This comes after the words “Defund The Police” were painted in the streets of Washington, D.C., next to the words “Black Lives Matter.” Some Democrats have called for the defunding of law enforcement since Floyd’s death.